Why do folks not use any other device for playing music?

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  1. ackmondual macrumors 6502a

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    More notably, dedicated MP3 players like the Ipod Classic, or various ones by Sandisk, etc.? Is it because you also want a device that can access iOS?
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I don't want to go back to a hold button on a device. And honestly, with so much music now, I don't think I'll find the click wheel that efficient. Those two things hold me back from modding my iPod 3rd generation that I still have.

    As for the alternatives... I just like iTunes too much. I've been using it for 12 years now, and I've never dealt with music any other way.
     
  3. sbebenelli macrumors newbie

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    I prefer my music device separate from my phone. I chose the iPod Touch so I could use the SirusXM, Amazon Music and Pandora apps. I never use it for anything other than to listen to music or talk shows. I also use it for Podcasts.

    I have read where some was hoping the 6th gen would be bigger and I hope it never gets bigger. It works perfect for my needs.
     
  4. makinao macrumors regular

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    I like having music on my phone. Eliminates the need for 1) another device in my pocket, 2) going back and forth when I receive sms or a voice call. If I want isolation, I can just turn on airplane mode.
     
  5. sbebenelli macrumors newbie

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    I'm the opposite, I do have music on my phone for times I do not have the iPod but for me I just do not like using my phone. It seems like what I'm listening to always gets interrupted with something coming into the phone.

    I also have a nice yamaha receiver at home that I connect the iPod to. It would be a pain to have my phone connected to it.
     
  6. makinao, Oct 19, 2015
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    I understand. Although if I lived alone, it would be intriguing to converse with siri while connected to the stereo.

    My iPhone as music player is only used when on the go. At home, I listen to all my digital music on my MBP, connected to either my recording workstation (interface+powered monitors) or the more traditional stereo (receiver + speakers).

    BTW, my Nano 1st gen is still working. But I hardly use it since I got an iPhone.
     
  7. ackmondual thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    All of those require internet connection right? I know folks were getting SiriusXM through satellite radio a decade ago. However, I don't know if that'll work on the vast open roads of southern California.

    I'm one of those who's sticking with my IpT5. The improved screen was why I updated my IpT since 3rd, so for once, I'll be skipping at least one generation. I don't care about IpT for music since I already have an Ipod Classic for that.
     
  8. SmplyRckless macrumors member

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    I believe it's more convenient for the average consumer. For example, I really don't wanna carry an extra device around for music. I've thought about it but the cons outweighed the pros. It'll also save me some money.
     
  9. Mahnogard macrumors newbie

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    I go cheap for phones ($100 Moto E + less than $20/mo service) because the phone experience isn't that important to me. If I could manage it, I wouldn't even have one. My music, on the other hand, is something I keep close to me most times, give a lot of time and care to, and I want it totally separate from my phone, so using my phone is out.

    I had a Classic, but I felt I'd outgrown the touch wheel, I also began listening to a lot of internet radio, and I wanted to switch to bluetooth headphones. (I'm a hazard with headphone cables.) So when the time came to get something new, I went with a Touch so that I could access my favorite stations through apps and have a lot of browsing options when playing my music. I looked at other devices, but none could provide the features I wanted, at least not with the same level of confidence. (My boss let me use his iPhone 4s with iOS9 to test some apps beforehand, so I already had an idea of how they'd work. That was a big help.)
     
  10. ignatius345, Oct 20, 2015
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    I use a permanently-docked iPod Touch as a streaming controller for my apartment, so at this point the idea of plain old file player doesn't really do much for me.

    Most of the time, I'm using the Remote app to send audio through AirPlay from my Mac Mini to my other speakers. I also sometimes stream Spotify or audio from other apps directly from the iPod to the speakers (again, through AirPlay).

    I have an iPhone with 64GB of storage, so that plays my music when I'm out or travelling. The iPod sits at home as a "home base" for audio at home.
     
  11. Goatllama macrumors 6502a

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    I've considered getting an iPod. Don't have an iPhone, not sure if I really need it, but a new iPod with a bit more storage (my current touch is 8gb) could be really nice. Plus I could get it engraved, so cool. :D
     
  12. Slix macrumors 6502a

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    Being a person that has over a dozen iPods at this point, I love having a separate device for music from my iOS device. I do have all of my music on my new iPod touch, but I hardly use it for music unless I'm quickly searching for something while on the go. My main mobile music device is generally my 6th generation iPod nano, because of the clip and it's small. I clip it to my jean pocket and then it gives me the freedom to leave it there while I use my iPod touch for texting, web browsing, or photo taking throughout the day, as well as saving both of their batteries.
     
  13. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I have no shame - I throw my iPhone (in its wallet case) in my jeans pocket with my iPod Touch and my earphones. And since it’s getting colder, I can now use my jacket pocket again.
     
  14. sracer macrumors 603

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    My regularly used dedicated devices are a 16GB Zune HD and 16GB iPod Nano (7th Gen). I prefer the Nano over the Zune because of the physical buttons for play, pause, track advance, etc. But for on-screen navigation, the Zune is terrific.
     
  15. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Have a look on eBay for a cheap older iPhone (iPhone 4 or 4s) with lots of memory. They make fine iPods and should be cheaper than an iPod.
     
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    Yep! Got an iPhone 4(s?) from a friend, has 16gb I think. May start using that as long as the battery isn't shot, though it kinda seems like it is. Not sure if I want to fork out $79 when my current iPod is doing just fine. We'll see.
     
  17. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    I wish apple invest a little bit and not just use last gen production block so we can have extra buttons to change songs like how Sony did it to their players or sandisk.

    Hate to wake up the device everytime I want to change songs. I maybe outdated but I checked the apple store and gen 5 / gen 6 are identical.
     
  18. sracer macrumors 603

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    That's what the iPod Nano is for. ;)

    I completely understand and I agree though. Playback-specific buttons on the iPod Touch would be terrific but Apple has been working to de-emphasize the music playback purposes for the iPod Touch. Although I have an iPod Touch 6G I also have an iPod Nano 7G for that very reason.
     
  19. TechFann macrumors member

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    I don't use my iPhone to listen to music when on the go. When I go to the gym I use my Microsoft Zune HD for my music. I still love that thing, even if went horribly wrong for Microsoft.
     
  20. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816

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    Wow. I remember that one. It was a pretty cool device even if it lacked apps. If I remember, it was one of the first OLED screens on a smartphone like device.
     
  21. TechFann macrumors member

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    Yep, I think it was. The screen is still very beautiful but Microsoft really shot themselves in the foot with it. No external speaker, no Bluetooth, no Java or flash support in the web browser, had only like 25 apps, lacked updates, and mine had a decent amount of lag at times. I do like the built in FM tuner, when it works that is.

    This summer I almost thought my Zune was done for. I was listening to a song and the screen wouldn't come back on but music was still playing then after a song the music stopped. The thing had a full charge too and it wouldn't turn back on either. Finally after pushing the Power button for like 10 minutes it powered back on
     
  22. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816

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    Yep I remember the no speaker being the biggest complaint. That was when most people still used MP3 players and Samsung had their Galaxy Touch
     
  23. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    yes, I think the side button on Nano 7 work like the remote earpiece. Press twice to change songs or whatever, but I much prefer what they did with Blackberry device when you long press the volume button to change songs. Do they also have that in gen 7? Im interested to buy.
     
  24. tullerosj408 macrumors newbie

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    I think I am like other people in the sense that I just buy what is new every so often. Nothing personally against ipod classic
     
  25. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    Easy, I want to carry around as few devices as possible. My iPhone does a good enough job of being an MP3 player, and it does more. Don't need to duplicate work.
     

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